Santos described his composition as 'an experimental piece that combines the flutes and other traditional instruments of Asean and Korea, from zithers and monochord
, bowed string, xylophones, mouth organ, gongs in a row, to frame drums, two-headed drums, bamboo buzzers and stomping tubes.
The rightly ordered monochord
is an ancient scientific instrument, which illustrates the mathematical standard of harmony, and its Greek name is kanon ([phrase omitted]), it means law and standard.
Inventions in Music: From the Monochord
to MP3S (Art and Invention).
sounds and progressive muscle relaxation reduce anxiety and improve relaxation during chemotherapy: A pilot EEG study.
In exploring the representation of nature in music, some composers developed an arithmetically driven approach; from Pythagoras' early experiments with the monochord
(and the subsequent conclusion that the world must be organized along harmonic ratios) to the adoption of ratios found in nature in the development of melody and harmony.
Through Fullman's assertion that her instrument is a microcosm of music history, Lucier discusses the Pythagorian monochord
and a rather complex, yet accessible introduction to just intonation.
Make your monochord
piece interesting using rhythms, melody, articulation, dynamics, and timbre.
For example, Ulrich presents the monochord
almost as a sort of forgotten instrument that shares similarities in construction to the hummel.
in Ancient Greek Harmonic Science, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010).
To give but one example, rationabiliter distinguens, which is used in describing the intervals on the monochord
, becomes 'breaking down .
By yoking together the mundane and the wonderful, one monochord
"note" and the possibility of flying, Dohollau here conjures up "le gout de l' impossible/dans he possible," "e sentiment intense que peu suffit car tout deborde.
Franchino Gafurio, Practica musice, Book I (early draft); treatise on division of the monochord
(= Guido, Micrologus, chapter 3).